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Soulful program highlights Black History Month

Henry Pleas, tenor
North Central College features “Deep River: A Spiritual Journey”—a live musical and narrative program about African slaves before the Civil War—on Feb. 23.

On Feb. 23 during Black History Month, North Central College will feature “Deep River: A Spiritual Journey,” a live musical presentation and original narrative about African slaves who lived along the Great River before the Civil War.

The free program will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in North Central’s Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St., Naperville.

Self-Employment in the Arts Conference Feb. 24-25 helps careers of aspiring artists

Participants will learn how to run their own businesses as artists Feb. 24-25 during North Central College's Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

College and high school students, educators and adults who aspire to be self-employed artists will gain valuable information about running their own businesses as artists Feb. 24-25, 2012 when North Central College hosts the 12th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

North Central College ensembles ‘Explore the Sound’ Feb. 24

North Central College invites listeners to hear several of the College’s choral and instrumental ensembles in “Explore the Sound IV: Untraveled Worlds.”

North Central College presents “Explore the Sound IV: Untraveled Worlds” in identical Feb. 22 and 24 concerts that invite listeners to hear several of the College’s choral and instrumental ensembles and discover the stunning acoustics of Wentz Concert Hall.

Reconnect with the new alumni online directory

The Office of Alumni Relations has added a new online directory for the use of all College alumni.

The Office of Alumni Relations has added a new online directory for the use of all College alumni. Users can access information about their classmates and others who shared similar interests and activities. The directory encourages alumni to reconnect and communicate.

“The directory also allows users to easily update their contact information and submit classnotes,” says Adrian Aldrich ’02, director of alumni relations.

North Central to host free panel discussion Jan. 19 on making a living in the arts

Janet Bloch
North Central College invites aspiring artists and entrepreneurs to a free panel discussion Jan. 19 on “Making it in the Arts.”

Please note, the location of the panel discussion has changed to Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave.

North Central College faculty and alumni featured in art exhibit Jan. 13 - March 4

Multimedia artwork showcasing North Central College faculty and alumni talent displayed in exhibit from Jan. 13 through March 4.

Multimedia artwork by North Central College faculty and alumni will be featured in the exhibit “Vantage Point” Jan. 13 through March 4.

The exhibit highlights the works of alumni who were students of Associate Professor of Art Barry Skurkis, whose own artwork also is featured in the display.

North Central to premiere fourth part of documentary about 150-year history

Gael Swing
North Central College invites the public to the free premiere Feb. 6 of the fourth part of a documentary series that chronicles the College’s 150-year history.

North Central College invites the public to the free premiere Feb. 6 of the fourth part of a documentary series produced with Naperville Community Television that chronicles the College’s 150-year history.

“A Student-Centered Community” is the fourth of the five-part documentary series “A Promising Start,” which commemorates the College’s Sesquicentennial. The segment will premiere at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

MLK Week celebrates College’s history of building bridges among cultures

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
North Central College’s Martin Luther King Week, Jan. 15-21, features musical tributes, prayer breakfast, keynote presentation by Tavis Smiley and more.

North Central College invites members of the community to join its annual celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a weeklong lineup of events Jan. 15-21, 2012.

This year’s theme “Where do we go from here?” will honor and remember King with musical tributes, a prayer breakfast, activities and keynote presentation by talk show host, political commentator and entrepreneur Tavis Smiley Jan. 19.

1960 Martin Luther King visit inspired students to activism

Throughout its 150-year history North Central College has demonstrated its commitment to the principles of equality and nonviolence.

During January, North Central College celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of events and activities. As part of a yearlong celebration of its Sesquicentennial, the College’s 2012 observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Week is particularly significant.

Theatre alum Steve Peebles '07 gets rave reviews in "Secret Garden"

Steve Peebles, a 2007 musical theatre alumnus, is performing as Dicken in Evanston’s Light Opera Works’ production of “The Secret Garden.”

Steve Peebles, a 2007 North Central College graduate who majored in musical theatre, is performing as Dicken in Evanston’s Light Opera Works’ production of “The Secret Garden” through Jan. 1.

Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones mentioned Peebles in a review published Dec. 29.

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